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New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science

1801 Mountain Rd. NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104
505-841-2800
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Ranked #16 of 125 Attractions in Albuquerque
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Natural History Museums
Owner description: Visitors explore the origins and geological history of the American Southwest through vivid displays including dinosaur models, ice-age cave replicas,... more » Owner description: Visitors explore the origins and geological history of the American Southwest through vivid displays including dinosaur models, ice-age cave replicas, a naturalist center and a walk-through volcano. « less
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50 reviews 50 reviews
18 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

We spent over 2 1/2 hours in the museum. The dino exhibit was great and it was great to be able to see behind the scenes with the guys working on the latest find - a huge mammoth and they took time out to chat to us which was great. There were lots of other sections in the museum and... More

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Riverton, Utah
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29 reviews 29 reviews
18 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

My son could not get enough of this place (at age 8). We never stayed less than 2 hours. They have large, impressive exhibits that really wow! There is also a nice variety of hands-on exhibits. The layout added to the feel as you "moved into" a new area of focus. If you have a dinosaur enthusiast, give yourself 3... More

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Toronto
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

Well organized, this compact museum takes visitors through a chronological natural history of New Mexico from the Big Bang to today. Great for kids and adults alike.

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So. California
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39 reviews 39 reviews
7 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

We visit every time we're in ABQ. Love the dinosaur exhibit especially; it's kid-friendly which made our 7-year-old, dino-crazy granddaughter very happy.

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Denver, Colorado
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27 reviews 27 reviews
20 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

My family and I visited the Museum of Natural History and Science in early October 2014. We spent around 2.5 hours at the museum and covered most everything. Something we caught on to after apparently going out of order was that chronologically you should begin on the second floor. Oh well. The displays were all neat and informative, and nothing... More

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Marlborough, Massachusetts, United States
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6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

I enjoyed going through the different stages of the prehistoric era and the Back In Time movie in the simulated elevator! There was a lot to see and learn. I would highly recommend it for families!

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Madison, Wisconsin
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

We enjoyed this place and it certainly was informative about a very important event in history. But it could have had a lot more in it. We felt it was a little "light.: Some of the docents were very friendly and very good to talk to.

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Tallahassee, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Okay for families but not really for adult independent travelers. Dinosaurs were worth seeing if you are a fan.

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Auburn Hills, Michigan
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58 reviews 58 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Somewhat disappointing, many exhibits broken or down for repair. They say they have a Planetarium but it's been converted to a movie theatre. I guess it's ok if you need to kill an hour or two, just don't expect too much.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
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12 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

I went to visit for the adult night and it was amazing. It was a wonderful date night. They had adult beverages as well as a special adult planetarium show. I have also been during the day and it was a wonderful family event. Give yourself a day if you walk through all the exhibits it could take a full... More

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